Seven Characteristics of True Worship

A.W. Tozer once referred to worship as the “missing jewel of the evangelical church.”  In spite of all the attention that worship gets, I fear that most Christians today do not understand what true, Biblical worship entails.  Everyone worships, but not all worship truly.  Some people worship falsely because they worship a false god.  Others worship falsely because they worship the true God falsely.  So that brings us to the question, what is Biblical worship?  Below is a list of seven characteristics of Biblical worship that I adapted from Daniel Block’s book entitled For the Glory of God: Recovering A Biblical Theology of Worship.

1.) True worship is reserved for God alone (Ex 20:3-6)

2.) True worship involves reverent awe (Heb 12:28-29)

3.) True Worship involves action (Deut 10:12)

4.) True worship expresses submission to God (Rom 12:1)

5.) True worship aligns with the will of God rather than the sinful nature of human imagination. (Ps 15)

6.) True worship encompasses all of life (John 4:19-23)

7.) True worship is both individual and corporate (Heb 10:24-25)

If you would like to learn more about these seven characteristics of worship, I invite you to listen to the following two messages that I preached at Metropolis First Baptist Church:

Click on the title to watch the message:

Spiritual Habits: Worship Part 1

Spiritual Habits: Worship Part 2

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